Lung cancer can sometimes go undiagnosed because symptoms are similar to other conditions or don’t appear until the cancer has spread. Studies show lung cancer screenings can increase your chances of beating the disease because they can catch cancer earlier, when you have more effective treatment options.
During a lung cancer screening, a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan takes many pictures of your lungs as you lie on a table that slides in and out of a large machine. A computer combines these pictures into a detailed picture of your body. If an abnormal scan is detected, our multidisciplinary team of experienced specialists will work with you to determine if you have lung cancer and what treatments may be most effective for you.
Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
You should be screened for lung cancer if you meet this criteria:
- Are between 55 and 77 years old
- Have a smoking history of more than one pack per day for more than 30 years
- Currently smoke or quit less than 15 years ago
Lung Cancer Screening Locations
For your convenience, we offer lung cancer screenings at five locations throughout the region. With a doctor’s prescription, you can schedule a low-dose CT scan at these locations:
Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center
1400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando Health Imaging Centers – Downtown Orlando
1751 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando Health South Lake Hospital
1900 Don Wickham Dr.
Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
9400 Turkey Lake Rd
Orlando Health Imaging Centers – Spring Lake
7243 Della Dr., 1st Floor, Suite C
Orlando, FL 32819
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
555 W. State Rd 434
Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital
10000 W. Colonial Dr.